Language output in the transcript, and a stu- dent questionnaire is used to complement the findings from the transcript the results sug- gest that teacher strategies are influenced by task phases and also by the specific nature of second life keywords: teacher strategies, managing student participation, efl, second life 1. This paper reports a part of the research efforts with a focus on the chinese students' perspectives of an efl program in sl specifically included in this paper are (a) the chinese students' perceived technology readiness to use sl for efl learning, (b) their perceptions of sl, and (c) the efl program implemented in sl. Motivated by theoretical and pedagogical concerns that the link between second language (l2) learners' second language acquisition (sla) and language use in 3d multi-user virtual environments (muves) is still not fully connected in current sla literature, this study examined the patterns of english as a foreign language. [2:46] frank spearmann: we were having a great chat last niight about uses of sl for education [2:46] frank spearmann: is that going on the moodle baldric [2:47] kita coage: that chat made me realize the potensial sl have in learning [2:47] frank spearmann: i see from chris,s profile that he,s very. The purpose of this paper is to present a review of research on second life (sl) as a learning environment within english as a foreign language (efl) context, as research on its use within efl learning is relatively new the study is categorized into four main sections introduction section introduces the rationale of the. Use sl for efl learning for research purposes, tasks need to be used in a situated fashion within a 3d setting that mimics real-life situations task-based learning as a situated constructivist-based methodology is compatible with the sl environment in which real people (ie students) are represented by.
Language learning theory behind using vws, and the second part examines the pedagogical applications of vws sl such as nationality, language, language use, and educational 796 tesol journal 64, december 2015 or foreign language (esl/efl) can apply collaborative building activities in sl to their english. Second life is used as a platform for education by many institutions, such as colleges, universities, libraries and government entities contents [hide] 1 impact and current status 2 structure 3 educational disciplines 31 accounting 32 language 33 nursing 4 controversy 41 ban of educational institution 5 second life. Various language learning projects using second life (sl) have been documented still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in english as a foreign language (efl) context, remain to be explored the current study aims to add one piece of empirical evidence on how sl can be infused into a computer- assisted.
Abstract this article explores the potential of the classroom as a venue for authentic, real-life language use, and highlights the importance of unplanned cla. It also showed a significant different effect on listening and speaking abilities therefore, second life as an online virtual world has a significant effect on iranian efl learners listening and speaking abilities in addition, it helps learners learn better in this environment this environment can also be used as a useful space.
The purpose of this study was to use sl to assist language learning without the cost of tackling sl-related problems in this study, students from an english-as- foreign-language (efl) class in china were assigned to develop a chinese version of the second life manual by translating english materials from. Currently we have phd students researching the use of podcasts by efl students and the teaching of english in second life recent publications: andon, n & eckerth j (2009) chacun à son gout task-based l2 pedagogy from the teacher's point of view international journal of applied linguistics 19(3), 286- 310 andon. The purpose of this study was to use sl to assist language learning without the cost of tackling sl-related problems in this study, students from an english-as- foreign-lan- guage (efl) class in china were assigned to de- velop a chinese version of the second life man- ual by translating english materials from various. In reality, although popular usage of second life has now fallen since the media hype of 2007, interest by educators has never ceased to rise, and new there are also more extensive introductory courses available for efl/esl teachers interested in learning more without spending a lot of time one of.
The purpose of this paper is to present a review of research on second life (sl) as a learning environment within english as a foreign language (efl) context, as research on its use within efl learning is relatively new t he study is categorized into four main sections introduction section introduces the. Currently, second life (sl) is the most recent and most common multiuser virtual platform that has been used for such purposes in iraq, learning english has always been a great challenge for efl students (al hosni, 2014) therefore, helping students to learn the english language effectively is of great importance to iraq for. It also expounds the language teacher's role in sl as well as the description of available esl/efl sites for learning and teaching english in sl lastly, it makes some recommendations for language teachers regarding the powerful use of sl as an instructional device in the classroom key words: second life, multi-user. To use sl, users must create a free account and download software that enables them to access the virtual world users select a character, called an avatar, that enables them to explore and interact with addition, this english as a foreign language (efl) class was partnered with a class of computer science majors at.
Learners in the 3d multiuser virtual environment (muve) second life the discussion first explores research on the precursors of muves, text-based 2d virtual worlds known as moos this is followed by an examination of studies on the use of muves in computer assisted language learning (call) the discussion then. This is followed by an examination of studies on the use of muves in computer assisted language learning (call) the discussion then focuses on an investigation of the second life-based text chat of learners located at a university in japan data analysis reveals that the environment, and tasks,.
Teachers, efl teaching and learning in sl (with particular emphasis on pronunciation) and my own life story in sl the thirty lesson scripts available in the appendix are of direct use to efl pronunciation teachers and learners, whether in a virtual or physical world interested readers may go into sl for. However, i have been most active in the sl cypris chat efl community 2 i started bringing in my rl students for some simple task based learning activities in 2008, but firewalls made this difficult to do on campus so i had students use sl for interview projects and presentations however, most of my. Multi-user virtual environments like em second life /em (sl) have been successfully explored to provide “virtually authentic” environment for efl learners to experience genuine communication in the target language despite the reported success, effective pedagogical strategies for use in muve-based efl activities. Abstract: this paper reports on the effects an experimental english as a foreign language (efl) program in second life (sl) had on chinese student efl learning the study took an evaluative approach using however, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use this abstract may be abridged.